Md. County Sees Major Decline in Contingent Firefighters
July 10--Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that former contingent Kenneth Crosswhite had not reapplied for a contingent position. According to the fire department, Crosswhite did reapply.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced a bill last week aimed at increasing benefits awarded to the county's veteran volunteer firefighters.
Around the same time, the county's corps of contingent firefighters and emergency medical technicians quietly shrank from 34 to one...
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